Collective wisdom might best be found when small groups of people are given a chance to discuss and deliberate, say social scientists Dan Ariely, Gerry Garbulsky, Joaquin Navajas and Mariano Sigman. Could this suggest a better way to vote?

Not every conversation with a climate denier has to lead to raised voices and hurt feelings. Here’s how to do it constructively.

Put your bot-sniffing skills to the test, and see how you do.

Here’s how to spot them, according to business school professor Randall S. Peterson.

Americans expect their president to be equal parts CEO, diplomat-in-chief, commander of armed forces, party leader and motivational figure. Perhaps it’s time to rethink the presidency itself, suggests historian Jeremi Suri.

They hibernate for centuries and then come back to life! They make their own antifreeze and their own sunscreen! You’ll never look at moss the same way again.

Like it or not, charisma matters when it comes to leadership. But we should be aware of the power that persuasion can have on us, says business school professor and researcher Jochen Menges.